Written by Hellene Hiner, this music fairy tale introduces children to the history of music evolution and to basic musical concepts.
The book contains many pictures of the characters of this fairy tale for the child can color.
Hellene Hiner started to write this book especially for her young students. The idea to transform abstract music concepts and dry facts of music history into an entertaining fairy tale came to Mrs.Hiner a long time ago, during her teaching practice. Initially, this fairy tale existed as a set of lectures she told in her music classes and only now has published as a book.
Mrs. Hiner uses the wide possibilities of a fairy tale to explain complicated music concepts using the form of allegories understandable and acceptable by small children. In this form, this book may be attractive and beneficial to any child, not only a music student.
For children 4 to 8 years old.
Excerpt from the book:
"Once upon a time, a group of sounds flew into Earth from space, looking for a good home. They were very different: some were gruff, some were soft, some were pure, and some were false - they were long and short. They had very different personalities.
When people appeared on Earth, they paid great attention to sounds. They even learned different things from them, such as how to use their voices and such. People liked to listen to the sounds with a certain, fixed pitch or tone the most, because they could repeat them."
The Kingdom of Tune
written by Hellene Hiner and Valery Pinchuk
Illustrated by Diana Smith
Ages 4-8. 72 pages, black and white illustrations
published by Do Re Mi Fa Soft
Copyright 2004 © Do Re Mi Fa Soft